Primary probe report, submitted today by Deputy
Superintendent of Police, Raigad, Pandurang More says "there
were some irregularities."
However, reports filed by Directorate of Revenue
Intelligence had mentioned that in many cases import documents
(on the basis of which bikes were registered by RTOs in
Raigad, Thane, and suburban Andheri) were fake. There are some
640 such cases, as per police's investigation.
Advocate Aspi Chinoy, appointed by the court as amicus
curie, remarked that this was not matter of irregularities,
but a criminal conspiracy involving RTO officials.
Agreeing with advocate Chinoy, division bench of Justices
F I Rebello and J H Bhatia asked the police to file a fresh
report within two weeks.
The High Court had taken a suo motu notice based on a
report published in the Marathi daily 'Lokmat' which alleged
that the owners of high-end imported motorbikes, costing upto
Rs one lakh and registered by Regional Transport Authority,
evaded customs duties.
The newspaper report was turned into a PIL and the High
Court ordered probe and had sought a report from the
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.
Mumbai: Expressing dissatisfaction over their
investigation into 'superbike' scam, the Bombay High Court
today asked the police to file a fresh report within two
First Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 22:54